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Arrrh! Lake George's Pirate’s Cove a mini golf adventure
LAKE GEORGE

Arrrh! Lake George's Pirate’s Cove a mini golf adventure

Friday, July 17, 2015
At Pirate's Cove, mini golfers get traditional colored balls, but they also get an education about guys who made bandanas on heads and knives in teeth fashionable. Oh, and there's the blue-tinted waterfall.
 
Herkimer site lets visitors be prospectors for a day
HERKIMER

Herkimer site lets visitors be prospectors for a day

Thursday, July 16, 2015
There are few vacation destinations where there is the possibility you will leave with more money than you came with. Herkimer Diamond Mines is one of those places.
 
8 reasons to learn how to golf this summer
CAPITAL REGION

8 reasons to learn how to golf this summer

Thursday, July 16, 2015
It’s never too late to take up the sport of golf, and it could be the perfect new hobby to make this summer one of the best ever.
 
BMX racing unites kids, families
ROTTERDAM

BMX racing unites kids, families

Thursday, July 16, 2015
Growing up, every kid has one thing which makes them feel apart of something. It teaches them the importance of community.
 
Moreau Lake State Park offers big views, great beach
GANSEVOORT

Moreau Lake State Park offers big views, great beach

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
A short drive north on the Northway, there’s a lake with a great beach and beautiful, woodsy views.
 
Bolton Landing ropes course a ‘great family adventure’
BOLTON LANDING

Bolton Landing ropes course a ‘great family adventure’

Monday, July 13, 2015
The hum of zip line cables greets you as you step out of your car at Adirondack Extreme Adventure Ropes Course.
 
Latham kart track a popular place on summer days
LATHAM

Latham kart track a popular place on summer days

Monday, July 13, 2015
The familiar sound of a Go Kart engine is almost muffled by the laughter and squeals of delight from parents and children alike as they race around the track at Control Tower’s All-4-Fun recreation complex, just off Route 7 near the Albany International Airport.
 
Picnic panic? Try these easy, low-cost ideas

Picnic panic? Try these easy, low-cost ideas

Sunday, July 12, 2015
A summertime picnic always seems like a great idea until I open my refrigerator.
 
Steamboats enhance Lake George’s charms
LAKE GEORGE

Steamboats enhance Lake George’s charms

Friday, July 10, 2015
Sophia Valentia survived the Minne-Ha-Ha.
 
‘A lot to see’ at historic Shaker site
COLONIE

‘A lot to see’ at historic Shaker site

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Shaker settlements are few and far between in the U.S. these days, but the greater Capital Region is fortunate enough to have three.
 
History comes to life in Colonial-era Johnstown home
JOHNSTOWN

History comes to life in Colonial-era Johnstown home

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Johnson Hall has been restored to the same condition it was in when the Johnsons were in residence.
 
Albany Pine Bush offers fun, educational day
ALBANY

Albany Pine Bush offers fun, educational day

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
At the Albany Pine Bush, you can study the land itself, the long history connected to the place, or the animal and plant life that call it home. Of course, the last category can get a little overwhelming.
 
For local mini golf fans, it’s the obstacles (and ice cream)
CLIFTON PARK

For local mini golf fans, it’s the obstacles (and ice cream)

Monday, July 6, 2015
You don’t have to be a serious golfer to enjoy miniature golf, a traditional summer pastime.
 
Summer biking is better with ice cream
FORT EDWARD

Summer biking is better with ice cream

Monday, July 6, 2015
Here’s my idea of a great bike ride: Pedal for a while in a quiet, scenic area; stop for lunch in a top tourist destination; ride again, until you reach a microbrewery that also serves homemade ice cream; stop there; then ride a little bit more.
 
Hard-hitting Gazette duo gets the scoop on local soft-serve
CAPITAL REGION

Hard-hitting Gazette duo gets the scoop on local soft-serve

Saturday, July 4, 2015
It’s grueling work, but somebody’s got to do it.
 
 

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